Chris began his practice as an attorney for the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division in Brooklyn, New York in the early 90’s. Part of an esteemed group of young attorneys, Chris worked hard in the trenches, appearing in court nearly every day (sometimes until the early hours of the morning in night court). Soon into his service, Chris was selected as Team Leader and litigated trials in nearly every type of felony (i.e., robbery, rape, murder, etc.). Chris was selected for the National Criminal Defense College (NCDC) in Macon, Georgia for an intensive, two-week criminal defense seminar.
In 1998, Chris and his family moved to Maryland, where he began work as the Legal Director for a grant funded program focusing on Bail Reform in Baltimore City. Chris supervised a team of lawyers and paralegals and personally litigated innumerable clients at the bail review stage of criminal proceedings.
In 1999, Chris was chosen to participate in the Trial Lawyers College held at the ranch of famous trial attorney, Gerry Spence. During this month long training, Chris experienced a transformation in his career where he learned that he could win cases without the use of rhetoric, but rather through strategic storytelling and revelation of both his and his client’s truth.
Today, Chris participates in a wide variety of professional activities and serves as President of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. In addition, Chris is an adjunct professor at the University Of Maryland School Of Law, a former instructor for the National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA), the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, the Anne Arundel County CJCC, and the Maryland State Drug Court Planning Committee.
Born in Long Island, New York, Chris has enjoyed boating and fishing his entire life. Moreover, Chris continues his study of martial arts (black belt in Tae Kwon Do and current student of Filipino Kali) and is an accomplished guitarist. Chris and his family live in Anne Arundel County.